Part-time Preventive Conservation Technician

University of Oxford - Bodleian Libraries

Conservation and Collection Care
Weston Library
Broad Street

Grade 5: £24,565 - £29,301 p.a. (pro rata)

The Bodleian Libraries are looking for a part-time Preventive Conservation Technician to work with the Preventive Conservation team as part of the wider Conservation and Collection Care (C&CC) Department. C&CC safeguards the world-class collections of the Bodleian Libraries through preventive programmes, interventive treatments, and research. It also aims to improve access to the collections by supporting an ongoing exhibitions programme. The department is based in the recently renovated Weston Library in the centre of Oxford, which holds the Bodleian’s special collections and exhibition galleries.

You will manage the equipment database - overseeing maintenance and calibration schedules with guidance from the Preventive Conservator. You will work to deliver a full programme of preventive conservation activities, including troubleshooting the environmental monitoring system, integrated pest management, volunteer programme and emergency salvage response. You will have the opportunity work with a number of different library stakeholders across the wider Bodleian Libraries, including the Book Storage Facility in Swindon.

You will have a recognised professional qualification in conservation, with an emphasis on preventive conservation and/or experience of collections care and preventive conservation in a library or similar context. You will have experience using environmental monitoring equipment, Hanwell monitoring software and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages. Good interpersonal skills are essential and you will be able to communicate clearly and professionally with a wide range of people.

This is a permanent, part-time post working 21.9 hours per week (0.6FTE), hours are anticipated to be worked over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will NOT form part of the selection process. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence Form.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Monday 9 January 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on during the week commencing Monday 16 January 2017.

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